Anne Elizabeth Moore
will be releasing her second book on Cambodia in August, courtesy of Green Lantern Press. Its title is Hip Hop Apsara: Ghosts Past and Present.
The publicity for the book explains it thus: The city of Phnom Penh offers public dance lessons on a newly
revitalized riverfront directly in front of prime minister Hun Sen’s
urban home. Every night before dusk, much of the city gathers to bust a
few Apsara moves and rehearse a few choreographed hip hop dances learned
from a slew of attractive young men at the head of each group.
Following on the heels of Cambodian Grrrrl: Self- Publishing in Phnom Penh,
Elizabeth Moore compiled photographs that document Phnom Penh’s
bustling nightlife and thus form a portrait of a nation’s emerging
middle class. A series of essays complement the imagery, investigating
the relationship between public and private space, mourning and memory,
tradition and economic development. For more about the author, click here
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